Controversial: Young Palestinian Gets Shot for Slinging Projectiles at IDF

This video depicts a young Palestinian male in Al Bireh, who is shot in the leg in response to his using a sling to throw projectiles at the IDF. While stones are usually used and most often depicted, as in the case of David and Goliath, people have been making sling-shot out of metal for thousands of years, and so it's not explicitly clear what is being used here. However, what is clear is that both the press and the ambulance appear to be standing by. This comes in handy at 0:14, when the slinger is shot in the leg. EMS responds quickly- almost as if they were waiting for this to happen, which they pretty much were.


It's important to note that a sling is not a toy- it is a weapon, being explicitly used on military personnel. Projectiles thrown via a sling like this can reach speeds of up to 50-65 meters per second with a little practice.

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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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Published 4 months ago

This video depicts a young Palestinian male in Al Bireh, who is shot in the leg in response to his using a sling to throw projectiles at the IDF. While stones are usually used and most often depicted, as in the case of David and Goliath, people have been making sling-shot out of metal for thousands of years, and so it's not explicitly clear what is being used here. However, what is clear is that both the press and the ambulance appear to be standing by. This comes in handy at 0:14, when the slinger is shot in the leg. EMS responds quickly- almost as if they were waiting for this to happen, which they pretty much were.


It's important to note that a sling is not a toy- it is a weapon, being explicitly used on military personnel. Projectiles thrown via a sling like this can reach speeds of up to 50-65 meters per second with a little practice.

About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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